Carmelo Anthony Blasts the New York Knicks for Not Trying

Following the Knicks’ 110-90 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, dropping New York to 3-6, Carmelo Anthony ripped his team‘s effort (or lack thereof) when chatting with reporters. Per the NY Post: “I’m disappointed in all our effort,’ Anthony said. ‘We’re not getting it done from an effort standpoint. It’s like we’re not even trying right now. We can’t worry about the boos. We got to play harder. We’re not playing worth a [expletive] right now.’ The last time the Knicks had lost five in a row at home was February 2010, when they broke down the team for cap space in advance of the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes. There was hope of a brighter future back then. Now? Even Anthony doesn’t know after more fans called for coach Mike Woodson’s job, chanting ‘Fire Woodson,’ as the season hit a new low after getting booed off the court. ‘I can’t believe it,’ said Anthony, a free agent this summer. ‘I don’t even know what to say. I’m in awe. I don’t know how to explain it. I don’t know If there is an explanation. It’s surprising. To come into the season with a mindset of being better than we were last year and to be where we’re at right now. I know it’s 3-6, but we got to turn this around quickly. It’s a nasty feeling within the team.’ […] ‘I know it’s early in the season, but at the rate this is going, we’re going to be in too deep a hole to dig out,’ Anthony added.”